COMSA, Cafe Organico Marcala, focuses it’s effort on organic agriculture, educating amazing people, social responsibility that leads to promising future for the next generation, and being recognized for its coffee quality.
The Human Farm
The life of COMSA shapes the people and families that are members of the co-op. The people are also the product of COMSA, “We are the result of producers who dream of a different life, a better life, with educated children, with a community free of rubbish problems and free of bad roads. We have forests, gardens and gestures of solidarity within the community. That is what COMSA promotes and what we call The Human Farm. To have a Human Farm there must be a Human Seed; well worked, well treated.”
Make It Fair
The objective of Make It Fair is to develop the process of environmental education and solid waste management in 44 educational centers in COMSA’s area. The goal is to impact 7,200 students as well as teachers. The methodology of the educational project is to teach in small groups of students, so they can really engage in the studies.
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.